I'm 17 and I read all the time "If only I had started investing sooner". I may only be able to put away $25 a month but I want to start building a savings now and continue it over time. I'm thinking now that I'll take half of my total income for immediate expenditures, 25% for savings, and 25% into a Roth IRA or similar. What are good links/resources for people in my position? I hardly know how to work a bank account or write a check (not taught in schools anymore unfortunately) but I know this is something I want to start now instead of waiting longer. I'm fairly confident that a small contribution now will help me enjoy many things later. I may be looking at the Treasury Bonds that give interest plus match inflation (DRIPS?) but until I have a good bit I want to wait a little bit to consider other forms of investing such as stocks, silver, currency, etc.